So a while ago I've created a bootable USB stick with Kali Linux (with encrypted persistence) on it. Since I wanted to use it with a mouse on my Surface Book 3 I have bought a USB hub (Kali Linux has issues with the trackpad on the typecover). Everything worked fine until recently I started having problems with this USB hub in combination with the Surface:
- The Surface doesn't recognize the USB Stick if it is pluged into the hub
- Plugging the stick directly into the Surface however causes no problems
- Booting from the stick only works if it is plugged into the Surface directly, without the hub
I tried booting from this stick while it was on the hub on another windows 8.1 machine and it caused no problems whatsoever.
I also tried reinstalling drivers in the Device-Manager and also disabled "allow windows to disable this device to save power" (before i disabled this, windows sometimes froze when the hub was connected.
EDIT: Yes, it should have enough power, it has worked before. A USB stick also doesn't need a ton of current.